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La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, Donald S. Johnson

Label
La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico
Title
La Salle
Title remainder
a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Donald S. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rene Robert Cavalier, titled Sieur de la Salle (1643-1687), was a man with a vision. On behalf of France he set out to explore, claim, and colonize the wild expanses of North America. In pursuit of these goals he established for France a broad network in fur trading - adding, in the process, to his own fortune." "In his quest, La Salle painstakingly traversed thousands of miles of rivers, lakes, and land. He encountered and endured hostile tribes, blizzards, starvation, and disease, as well as the intrigues and treachery of his own countrymen, not only in Canada, but also at the French court across the Atlantic. La Salle finally became the first European to travel the full course of the Mississippi River to its mouth and to determine where it poured forth into the Gulf of Mexico. On April 9, 1682, he claimed the Mississippi River - and all the land that it drained - for France. In honor of his sovereign, King Louis XIV, he named the land "Louisiana."" "It was La Salle's tragedy, however, that his vision was greater than his ability to attain it. Nonetheless, with limited resources and only his indomitable will to support him in his most dire moments, La Salle achieved many remarkable successes. Invariably, each achievement was followed by a devastating setback: robbery, shipwreck, war, a fatal navigational error. La Salle's dreams of a French empire were never realized, and on March 19, 1687, somewhere in what is now east Texas, his own men murdered him and left his stripped body to the animals and elements."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Donald S.
Dewey number
977/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1030.5
LC item number
.J85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • La Salle, Robert Cavelier
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Canada
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
Label
La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, Donald S. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In contest for the New World. Old rivalries -- English settlements -- Holland in America -- A French start -- Canada, or the Nouvelle France. La Salle in Montréal -- Early explorations -- To the Vermillion Sea -- La Salle and Frontenac -- Fort Catarouki -- Royal support -- Beyond the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Fort Conti -- Voyage of the Griffin -- Hardships and perils -- Fort St. Joseph -- Fort Heartbreak -- Toilsome journey -- Return to the land of Illinois -- Doubtful future -- Descent to the great river's mouth. The great enterprise accomplished -- An inglorious sequel -- Geographic knowledge expanded. The Gulf of Mexico -- River of the Holy Spirit -- Pioneers of the Mississippi -- Diverse behavior -- A cartographic dilemma. A bold and glorious venture. Quarrelsome beginnings -- Wretched voyage -- Across the Gulf of Mexico -- Misery at Matagorda -- Strange irresolution -- Continual misfortunes -- Toward the fatal river -- Upending violence -- Tragic ending -- Renascence of the Belle -- Conclusion. Appendix I: Rivers and lakes -- Appendix II: Indian tribes -- Appendix III: French forts
Control code
ocm49494992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Extent
xxvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780815412403
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49494992
Label
La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, Donald S. Johnson
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In contest for the New World. Old rivalries -- English settlements -- Holland in America -- A French start -- Canada, or the Nouvelle France. La Salle in Montréal -- Early explorations -- To the Vermillion Sea -- La Salle and Frontenac -- Fort Catarouki -- Royal support -- Beyond the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Fort Conti -- Voyage of the Griffin -- Hardships and perils -- Fort St. Joseph -- Fort Heartbreak -- Toilsome journey -- Return to the land of Illinois -- Doubtful future -- Descent to the great river's mouth. The great enterprise accomplished -- An inglorious sequel -- Geographic knowledge expanded. The Gulf of Mexico -- River of the Holy Spirit -- Pioneers of the Mississippi -- Diverse behavior -- A cartographic dilemma. A bold and glorious venture. Quarrelsome beginnings -- Wretched voyage -- Across the Gulf of Mexico -- Misery at Matagorda -- Strange irresolution -- Continual misfortunes -- Toward the fatal river -- Upending violence -- Tragic ending -- Renascence of the Belle -- Conclusion. Appendix I: Rivers and lakes -- Appendix II: Indian tribes -- Appendix III: French forts
Control code
ocm49494992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Extent
xxvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780815412403
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49494992

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